Caprivi

Caprivi

The Zambezi Region offers something for everybody. Although some parts are accessible in a 2-wheel drive (the Popa Falls and the Mahango Game Park), the eastern parts can only be explored in a 4-wheel drive. There are four perennial rivers (Zambezi, Kwando, Chobe and Linyanti) and four National Parks (Mamili, Mudumu, Mahango and Bwabwata). Because of the abundance of water, the region is home to 600 species of birds, four of the Big Five, and an amazing variety of flora. 

 

In the northeast of the country, Namibia reaches out to touch the great Zambezi. Here, in the Caprivi Strip, wide tropical rivers bear names to conjure with – the Zambezi, the Okavango, the Chobe and the Linyanti. The vegetation is lush and supports a dense population, making this a unique corner of Namibia which, in many ways, feels much more like a part of Botswana or Zambia than it does a part of the rest of Namibia. 

 

There are five protected areas within the Caprivi Strip – and in all of them you'll find big game, including water-loving species – like hippo, crocodile, sable, waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo – which are largely absent from the rest of Namibia.